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Thought(s) Of The Day – For The Week Of May 20, 2018






Thought(s) Of The Day – For The Week Of May 20, 2018
May 20, 2018
Honesty is an ongoing process.
May 21, 2018
Move forward, not backward.
May 22, 2018
All people are born free and equal.
May 23, 2018
Explore your relationships.
May 24, 2018
A lie is a lie to yourself.
May 25, 2018
People change and forget to tell each other.
May 26, 2018
No revenge is ever worthwhile.
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Thought Of The Day – For The Week Of May 13, 2018




Quote(s) Of The Day – For The Week Of May 20, 2018






Quote(s) Of The Day – For The Week Of May 20, 2018
May 20, 2018
“A well run business must have a high and consistent standards of ethics.” – Branson
May 21, 2018
“Occassionally a man must rise above principles.” – Buffett
May 22, 2018
“People should be given the opportunity to vote with their wallets.” – Edmonds
May 23, 2018
“All we did was take information that was hidden and bring it into the light.” – Ellison
May 24, 2018
“Customers must trust an organization and its people.” – Farmer
May 25, 2018
“If you don’t drive your business, you will be driven out of business.” – Forbes
May 26, 2018
“A business that makes nothing but money is a poor kind of business.” – Ford
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Quote Of The Day – For The Week Of May 13, 2018




Know your candidates








Know your candidates
OK, so, it’s mid term election time and once again we’re being inundated with everyone purporting
to be the best thing since canned beer and sliced bread. Well, they’re all not and you need to make a decision as to which is the best candidate to vote for, based on your preferences, standards and where you want things to go.
So, here’s a few ideas:
Explore their websites
Face it, every candidate worth voting for has not only a website but chances are a Facebook page, twitter and many more sources of blasting you with their message that finding out what you want to know about them and your issues should be easy.
What have they supported?
Yeah, as you would expect, there’s usually a BIG difference between campaign pledges and what they really do once they get in office. SO, for an incumbent, go to their web page and see what they supported. Also you can see how they voted and what their roles in congress was/were by going to www.congress.gov.
Attend their events
These things are usually good for a free cup of java as well as a good chance to meet and greet these people. There’s nothing looking the candidate in the eye and asking your questions or hearing what other people think of them or their record…or lack of the same in some cases.
Visit their campaign offices
These usually exist somewhere, usually in major government cities that are central to the candidates district and what kind of office they’re running for. You can usually find these from their web page. You can get position
papers, questions answered, and about most anything you should want there.
Check their answers
There’s a website call factcheck.org which is run by the University of Pennsylvania. I attempts to monitor the accuracy of canditate statements. Another site claiming to do the same functions is politifact.com.
Use trustworthy sources
I’m omitting the press from this list as recent events and biased reporting in the press has me really concerned just how much “facts without opinion” is still what’s being presented in the “news”. If you trust someone that’s already in a political office, you may want to ask them for an opinion. Also, ballotpedia.org is a site you may want to review as well.
Good luck and good voting!
I’m Don Rima, and that’s the view from where I stand.



Quote Of The Day – For The Week Of May 13, 2018






Quote Of The Day – For The Week Of May 13, 2018
May 13, 2018
“I am captivated more by the dreams of the future than by history of the past” – Jefferson
May 14, 2018
“The more things change, the more they stay the same” – Karr
May 15, 2018
“Anyone in a large organizatoin who thinks major change is impossible should probably get out”- Kotter
May 16, 2018
“If we want everything to remain as it is, it will be necessary for everything to change” – Lampedusa
May 17, 2018
“Our future must depend on the kind of future we deserve to have” – Leacock
May 18, 2018
“If you want truly to understand something, try to change it” – Lewin
May 19, 2018
“Power is the ability to influence individuals and institutions in ways that change ideas” – McCall
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Quote Of The Day – For The Week Of May 6, 2018




Word Of The Day – For The Week Of May 13, 2018






Word Of The Day – For The Week Of May 13, 2018
May 13, 2018
Sorosis – n. – a fleshy multiple fruit, such as a pineapple
May 14, 2018
Ecad – n. – an organism that is modified by its environment
May 15, 2018
Acquisitive – adj. – excessively interested in acquiring money or material things
May 16, 2018
Ullage – n. – amount a container falls short of being full
May 17, 2018
Contre-jour – n. – having the light source behind the subject
May 18, 2018
Fideism – n. – the doctrine that knowledge depends on faith
May 19, 2018
Bourgeoisie – n. – the middle class
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Word Of The Day – For The Week Of May 6, 2018




Thought Of The Day – For The Week Of May 13, 2018






Thought Of The Day – For The Week Of May 13, 2018
May 13, 2018
Know more about yourself than others know about you
May 14, 2018
Surround yourself with people that are more inteligent than you are
May 15, 2018
You have to take the rough with the smooth
May 16, 2018
Never apologize for being early
May 17, 2018
The truth can come out at the wrong time
May 18, 2018
Do what matters most at the time
May 19, 2018
If you know nothing, say nothing
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Thought Of The Day – For The Week Of May 6, 2018




Time To Spring clean your smart phone








Time To Spring clean your smart phone
OK, so, when you’re making your spring cleaning list it’s important to add your cell phone to it. Face it, through
the year’s worth of use your phone’s memory is full, apps are running slower, so it’s time to refresh that phone and clean/tune it up a bit.
Here’s a few ideas:
Make sure it’s backed up
Check your phone’s manual or just google for your phone type and backup. You can backup to the cloud (if you trust it) or to you local PC. Connect and follow the instructions and away you go. Do this first to avoid losing anything that may be of some importance. Actually, you should be doing this periodically anyway.
Delete unused apps
If you’re not using them, you don’t need them. And, you could use the memory for something else.
Close all open apps
Open apps take memory. They also reduce performance on your phone. Frankly, you should periodically be closing all your open apps anyway and periodically doing a power cycle (off/on) of your phone just to give it the chance to clean up its act.
Make sure your apps are up to date
Chances are you’ve been hounded by your phone already about apps needing updating, but you could be like many folks that just don’t update their apps…and since some apps need connection to a higher speed source (wifi, etc) you may have had to delay doing your updates. Do it now. If you’re low on memory you may have to stagger the updates and do only a few at a time.
Frankly, it’s best to keep current on your apps. What I like to do is open my app update icon, then select update all. I generally do this in the evening before hitting the shower or pillow…and when I get up everything is generally updated, charged and ready to go.
Transfer your pictures, etc
OK, so you’ve been using your phone as a camera and a repository for all kinds of pictures, documents and
whatever your needs are. It’s time to move them off the phone and onto some form of external storage. This can be your PC, cloud(if you trust it), or whatever devices work best for you. The process varies by phone type but generally just plug your phone into the USB port of your PC and follow the software/manufacturer’s instructions and you’re gold.
Delete old emails and text message
Again, if you don’t need it, don’t keep it. Memory on a cell phone is expensive. And, chances are that ping you did to the friend you’ve not seen since 3rd grade isn’t a high priority item to be keeping.
Delete old histories
Many of your apps, especially your internet browswers, are potentially keeping massive amounts of historical data that not only do you not need to keep having around, you may not want some others knowing it’s out there. So, delete it. The methods will vary based on the apps…but start with your internet browsers, etc., and work from there. Frankly you should be doing this periodically anyway as these apps and their history logs are generally just a waste of space.
Give it an external wipe down
OK, you’ve cleaned up the insides, now it’s time to clean up the outside. Over short periods of time you’d be surprised how much stuff gets in the cracks of your phone…all kinds of bugs, viruses, bacteria, etc., and frankly, you don’t need to be exposing yourself to that kinda stuff every day anyway. Again, this is something that you really should be considering doing periodically. Don’t soak your phone in a solution as this will trash your phone and your warranty, but a damp cloth carefully used will work wonders!
Good luck and safe phoning!
I’m Don Rima and that’s the view From Where I Stand.



Word Of The Day – For The Week Of May 6, 2018






Word Of The Day – For The Week Of May 6, 2018
May 6, 2018
Shoo – Exclamation – said to frighten or drive something away
May 7, 2018
Whitesmith – n. – a person who makes articles out of metal
May 8, 2018
Seidel – n. – a beer mug or glass
May 9, 2018
Eudaemonism – n. – a system of ethics based on mazimizing happiness
May 10, 2018
Faineant – n. – an idle or ineffective person
May 11, 2018
Emigre – n. – a person who has left their home country
May 12, 2018
Cognitivist – n. – a person who works in cognitive grammar
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Word Of The Day – For The Week Of April 29, 2018




Thought Of The Day – For The Week Of May 6, 2018






Thought Of The Day – For The Week Of May 6, 2018
May 6, 2018
You can be someone who can be loved
May 7, 2018
Love, friendship and opportunities never occur when judgment is made on appearance alone
May 8, 2018
Never be afraid to ask for help
May 9, 2018
What is useful will last; what isn’t won’t
May 10, 2018
Do not disparage your competitor
May 11, 2018
Listening to someone is sometimes all the help they need
May 12, 2018
The purpose of schools is to teach how to become self-educated
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Quote Of The Day – For The Week Of April 29, 2018




Quote Of The Day – For The Week Of May 6, 2018






Quote Of The Day – For The Week Of May 6, 2018
May 6, 2018
“A committee is an animal with four back legs.” – LeCarre
May 7, 2018
“Few good men could pass Personnel.” – Goodman
May 8, 2018
“In a hierarchy every employee tends to rise to his level of incompetence.” – Peter
May 9, 2018
“Time spent on any item of an agenda will be in inverse proportion to the sum involved.” – Parkinson
May 10, 2018
“Muddle is the extra unknown personality in any committee.” – Sampson
May 11, 2018
“If you allow men to use you for your own purposes, they will use you for theirs.” – Aesop
May 12, 2018
“If you run in the forest, plant a tree.” – Barrios
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Quote Of The Day – For The Week Of April 29, 2018